Autism/Asperger's/PDD Awareness

We are a community of many mothers coming together as one. We like to discuss many aspects of our lives, drawing from our common experience as parents, family members and those caring for children on the autism spectrum.

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Could do with a chat.

Hi I'm new to this. I would love to chat and share experiences with others mums in the same boat as me. My six year old son, Jude, has severe learning difficulties and autism....

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I don't know how I feel!

Ok, I really just need a rant. I've just found out that my 2 year old has ASD, although we don't know where about on the spectrum he is yet. It's not that I wasn't expecting it,...

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Need Potty Training Advice.

Hi, My son Liam is 4yrs old and has Autism. He has been potty training for 3 months now and doing really well. we were at the point that he only wore pull-ups at night to bed....

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Potty Training Boys

My sons is a little of 2 1/2 years old and it's hard for me to potty train him. I sit him on the potty and he will never say I have to potty, ppe-pee boo-boo or anyhting. What...

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new to diagnoses

my 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with pdd-nos a few weeks ago. she has been through a alot to get to the point she is now. she has been o.t., p.t., and speech since she...

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melitonin

Hi there, has anyone tried melitonin for sleep for their child with autism? We are seeing our paediatrician on friday and are considering melitonin for helping my wee boy...

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Behavioural Optometrists

My youngest son Ned has been struggleing at school with his reading and writing. He is now in grade 3 and his little confidence has bottomed out. Fortunately because his big...

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behavior and effects on siblings

ok, i have a pdd-nos 3 year old. my other children are 4,2, and 9 months old. here is my problem, how do i explain lyzette to the 4 year old? lyzette does EVERYTHING Ionalibby...

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What about kindy????

My son Lukas, who has high functioning autism is currently attending childcare 3 times a wk while I'm at work, but some people I've spoken to say he should start pre-entry kindy...

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Let's compare pregnancies

Sometimes I wonder if I did something during my pregnancy to cause the Asperger's. I have 3 boys. I suffered from morning sickness with all of them, but it seems like I was the...

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Need advice

Hello I just need some advice from other moms going through this I have a 7 yr old son who has adhd and learning disability and he's on medication he is doing well in school but...

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Need advice

Hello I just need some advice from other moms going through this I have a 7 yr old son who has adhd and learning disability and he's on medication he is doing well in school but...

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How do you deal with lying

My high functioning 7 year old isn't understanding the concept of telling the truth and keep his promises. I remove privileges but the lesson just isn't sinking in. I'd love to...

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How do you deal with lying

My high functioning 7 year old isn't understanding the concept of telling the truth and keep his promises. I remove privileges but the lesson just isn't sinking in. I'd love to...

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mild autism

my son is 4 yr old. he speaks many words but don't addressing us. he is also treated with homeopathy and improving sometimes fast and sometimes slow. i don't know what to do..

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Worried about 15 month old

Hi, I'm worried about my 15 month old son, Ben. He is not yet clapping or waving, not imitating gestures or sounds and very rarely responds to his name. He also does not have...

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mild autism

my son is 4 yr old. he speaks many words but don't addressing us. he is also treated with homeopathy and improving sometimes fast and sometimes slow. i don't know what to do..

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Worried about 15 month old

Hi, I'm worried about my 15 month old son, Ben. He is not yet clapping or waving, not imitating gestures or sounds and very rarely responds to his name. He also does not have...

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medcaid waiver

I have a Medicaid. Wavier for. My son with Autism. Developmental delay and A.D,D im having a. Hard Time getting op,speech,and pt outside of the school. Medicaid. Waiver says...

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Tap To Talk

I have a 5 year old with ASD and he is non verbal, he has started using the PECS system at nursery and at home. Whilst scaning the internet yesterday i come across this system...